Compromised Christianity or True Discipleship?


Extreme drug abuse landed Skylar Linderman in a hospital bed once more. His life was spinning out of control. He had abscesses in both arms from mainlining narcotics day after day. Worse than that, Skylar found himself in a place of hopelessness and despair with depression, addiction and anxiety ruling his life. He and his family had tried everything they could think of to get him free. Skylar had been to doctors and counselors, programs and meetings and still found himself bound by addiction to both illegal and prescription drugs. He was suicidal and almost done with this life.

Skylar grew up in a great home with a family that loved him. He was in church regularly and even made a commitment to Christ and to preach God's Word at a young age. He found out soon that these were not popular decisions and increasingly surrendered his beliefs for acceptance from his friends. He began dabbling in pornography, alcohol and drugs, and what started out as a pastime quickly became a way of life. For years he attempted to blend Christianity with a party life with little success. At 24 years old and newly married, tragedy struck. Skylar's young wife was killed in a freak car accident on her way to church. From there, Skylar went into an absolute nosedive.

You can hear the rest of Skylar's compelling story and learn how he discovered freedom from his addiction on this episode of Conquer Addiction on the Charisma Podcast Network. You can find more resources at

Ken and Sonya Pounders are the hosts of the Conquer Addiction podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. They serve as directors of Outreach Ministries of Alabama Inc., a Christian discipleship training center for young men overcoming addictions. OMA Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a ministry. Ken is also a 1983 graduate of Outreach Ministries of Alabama.

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Ken and Sonya have devoted themselves to church planting, missionary evangelism and residential discipleship ministry in the USA, Eastern Europe, Asia and Central America for 37 years. They reside in Valhermoso Springs, Alabama, and have five children and three grandchildren.

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